Interview: Getting to Know Aeora
Melbourne’s Lisa Spencer, aka Aeora, has just dropped her latest single, Boss-y. We asked her to tell us about herself:
I am… Lisa. I am 22-years-old, I have two dogs by the names of Nala and Nambi and I currently live with my boyfriend in the suburbs of Melbourne. I started putting music out as Aeora last year, but I have been writing music probably since I was 10. I started singing in choirs when I was younger and used to play the flute for a little bit. I picked up the guitar and began writing folky/country music when I was 12.
‘Boss-y’ is… a song I wrote last year when I realised how insecure I was about asking for things, or asserting power in any way. I speak out about women’s rights and what it means to respect one another, and so I wanted to write about how it has affected me and how these insecurities caused by discrimination is still so embedded in my mind. Haxx from Joyluck Studios helped me get the song to where it is now.
Home is… where my dogs are. There is nothing like the love from your own dogs. I spent six months apart from them (whilst I travelled a few years ago) and the hardest part was missing my dogs.
I spend too much time… patting other people’s dogs rather than talking to/introducing myself to the owners. My boyfriend says it’s embarrassing but very funny.
I’ve never… been able to answer this type of question because there’s probably a shit ton of things I’ve never done and that’s too many things to think about.
It might surprise people to learn that… I can yodel.
In the future… I really hope music works out for me. I’m a big advocate for having a bit of a back-up plan (hence me studying to become a Vet ), but I really hope my music goes somewhere. I’d be happy either way, because I can always still write songs for myself. But, it’s not really as fun as when you get people saying they love your music, or that a song really resonated with them and helped them a bit with their own feelings. I want to take my music all over the world and to be able to sing for more and more people sounds like a really amazing thing.
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Interview by Bobby Townsend.